Metropolitan is a comedic, Oscar-nominated film made by Whit Stillman in 1990. Stillman craftily pokes fun at the debonair, upper class youth of Manhattan who claim they are "urban haute bourgeoisie". Set during the 1980's, the film is told from the viewpoint of Tom Townsend (Edward Clements), a man who came from humble beginnings but suddenly finds himself immersed in a coterie of snobby, intellectual 20-something-year-olds. There is Nick (Christopher Elgeman), an acerbic cynic who never has anything positive to say; Audrey (Carolyn Farina), a die-hard Jane Austen fanatic; Charlie (Taylor Nichols), an awkward boy who lusts after Audrey; and lastly, Cynthia (Isabel Gillies), an attractive and seductive girl. As Tom becomes more acquainted with everyone in the group, he begins to question the quality of the people he surrounds himself with, including the ideals they preach so incessantly. Metropolitan was the winner of an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.